Summer/Fall Migration

at Venetucci Farm and Pinello Ranch
August – September
(Register Below)

Birds are already on the move in August and by September migration is in full swing. Migration in the fall is more spread out than spring migration, with surprises possible around every corner. To add to the fun, molting adults and juveniles with funky plumages make identification an extra challenge. Past surprise visitors have included Black Tern, Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos and Townsend’s Warbler. As we always say, “Anything is possible during migration!”

Highlights will include tips on identifying different species and learning about behavior and habitat needs. At Pinello Ranch and Venetucci Farm, we are working to manage the ranch for agriculture and wildlife. We are also continuing our bird banding project so please make sure to check out the dates that feature a bird banding demonstration: Sept 10th and 17th, both at Venetucci Farm!

September 17th Guided Birding Hike is sold out, please email David Rudin for waitlist.


Pre-registration is required for all events as group size will be limited.  Please complete the registration form below.

Questions?  Please Email: David Rudin or call 719-648-9324.

PLEASE NOTE: THE HIKES WILL GO FORWARD REGARDLESS OF WEATHER; NO REFUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE.


Directions to Pinello Ranch
Take South Academy Exit from I-25, exit #135. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left heading north on Academy Blvd. Approximately 1/4 mile on right exit onto Hwy 85. Turn right onto Hwy 85 and take first right into Pinello Ranch. Drive straight, passing through the main gate, down a hill and you will be shown where to park.

Directions to Venetucci Farm
5210 South Highway 85, CoSpgs, CO 80911 – From I-25 going south, take the South Academy Blvd Exit 135. Go east for .5 miles and take the exit for Highway 85 toward Fountain. Turn right on Highway 85 and go .9 miles. Look for the farm on your right and proceed past to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. Turn right, go 50 yards and turn right again on the dirt road. The green water tower will be on your right. Go through the farm gates and park by the large red barn.

Guided Birding Hike Registration

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Please note that hikes are taking place at Pinello Ranch and Venetucci Farm.  Please refer to your email receipt for the correct time and location.